Treloar's Hospital Platform railway station

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Treloar's Hospital Platform
Location
PlaceAlton
AreaEast Hampshire
Coordinates51°08′27″N 0°59′21″W / 51.1409°N 0.9891°W / 51.1409; -0.9891Coordinates: 51°08′27″N 0°59′21″W / 51.1409°N 0.9891°W / 51.1409; -0.9891
Grid referenceSU708385
Operations
LineBasingstoke and Alton Light Railway
Original companyLondon and South Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Platforms1
History
c. 1918Station opened
1939Station closed for passengers
1967closed for goods
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Treloar's Hospital Platform (also known as Alton Park and Cripples' Home Siding) was a railway station which served Lord Mayor Treloar's hospital in Alton, Hampshire, England.

History[edit]

The station was built by the London and South Western Railway no earlier than 5 April 1910 on the route of the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway.[1] It was opened c. 1918, and was a private station,[2][3] used by parties of children visiting Lord Mayor Treloar's Cripples Home,[1] which had opened in 1908.[4] The platform was 200 feet (61 m) long.[1] The station was known under three names: Cripples' Home Siding (until at least 1929);[5][6] Alton Park[3][7] and Treloar's Hospital Platform.[2][8]

The station was closed in 1939 by the Southern Railway.[2][3] The platform/line was used for goods traffic until 1967.[citation needed]


Basingstoke &
Alton Light Railway
Basingstoke
Thornycroft sidings
Cliddesden
Herriard
Bentworth and Lasham
Treloar's Hospital Platform
(private platform)
Treloar's Hospital siding
Alton
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Bentworth and Lasham
Line and station closed
  London and South Western Railway
Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway
  Alton
Line closed, station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Faulkner, J.N.; Williams, R.A. (1988). The LSWR in the Twentieth Century. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 72. ISBN 0-7153-8927-0.
  2. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 234. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ a b c Croughton, Godfrey; Kidner, R.W.; Young, Alan (1982). Private and Untimetabled Railway Stations. Salisbury: Oakwood Press. p. 39. ISBN 0-85361-281-1.
  4. ^ "The History of Treloar's". Treloar Trust. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  5. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 71,234
  6. ^ Croughton, Kidner & Young 1982, pp. 39,63
  7. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 16,234
  8. ^ Croughton, Kidner & Young 1982, pp. 39,135